A fatal accident involving a pedestrian and one of Uber's self-driving vehicles could have been prevented, a new report claims. An employee warned the ride-sharing giant that there were issues with Uber's autonomous-driving technology just days before Elaine Herzberg, a 49-year-old Arizona woman, was struck and killed. The email, which was sent to several high-level executives at Uber, warned that the self-driving cars had been involved in several accidents, likely due to 'poor behavior of the operator of the AV technology,' according to the Information. Scroll down for video A fatal accident involving a pedestrian and one of Uber's self-driving vehicles could have been prevented, as a new report claims the firm was warned of safety issues ahead of the crash Robbie Miller, a manager in the testing-operations group, sent the email on March 13th. The crash, which involved Herzberg being hit by a manned autonomous vehicle in Tempe, Arizona, occurred just five … [Read more...] about ‘We shouldn’t be hitting things every 15,000 miles’: Uber employee warned firm of self-driving safety risks five days before autonomous car struck and killed a pedestrian
Nine years after the state implemented a difficult-to-enforce ban on texting while driving, five months after legislative negotiators began the latest attempt to take phones out of drivers' hands, and three and a half months after their original agreement collapsed, lawmakers Monday queued up a compromise bill that could reach the governor's desk as soon as this week. The legislation, filed with support from all six members of a conference committee tasked with resolving differences between the original House and Senate versions, would forbid the use of all handheld electronic devices behind the wheel, except for those in hands-free mode. Drivers could view electronic maps on a device mounted to the windshield, dashboard or center console, but they could not use their hands to interact with any electronic beyond a single touch or tap to active hands-free mode. Motorists who violate the new regulation would face fines between $100 and $500, and third and subsequent offenses would be … [Read more...] about Hands-Free Driving Bill Finally Upon Massachusetts Motorists
Serious criminals will face "tougher" jail sentences, the government has said. So, who decides which crimes require time in prison and how long that should be?How are prison sentences decided?About one in 10 people convicted in court receives a prison sentence - with the rest given fines, community service or other punishments. Generally, the maximum sentence for a crime is enshrined in law. We'll fix the sentencing system, vows minister How dangerous is life inside our prisons? For example, someone convicted of burglary could face 14 years in jail. However, very few burglars will end up in prison for that long, if at all. To help judges be consistent, they refer to sentencing guidelines. These help ensure similar offences are given similar punishments, across all the courts in England and Wales. Both Scotland and Northern Ireland have their own sentencing guidelines. Only a small amount of court sentences result in prison time%, England and Wales, non-motoring offencesSource: … [Read more...] about Why do prisoners only serve half their sentence?
Home Four wheelers oi-Rahul Jaswal By Rahul Jaswal Published: Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:38 [IST] The all new 2020 Mahindra Scorpio has been spotted testing, and spy pics reveal that the car will feature a drive mode selector. What remains unknown at the moment however, is how many drive modes the next-generation Scorpio will arrive with. The spy pics taken by GaadiWaadi also reveal that the next-generation Mahindra Scorpio will feature a new dashboard that is taller and has more volume as compared to the current-generation Scorpio. The new dashboard makes the SUV feel more premium. A bigger dash means that Mahindra will be able to install a larger touchscreen infotainment system like the 9.0-inch one featured on the Alturas G4. There is the possibility that the company will offer the 9.0-inch infotainment system on top-spec models, and feature a smaller, 7.0-inch one on lower trims. Older spy pics have also revealed that the all-new 2020 Scorpio will feature … [Read more...] about Spy Pics: 2020 Mahindra Scorpio To Feature Drive Mode Selector And New Dashboard
The contest relies on artificial intelligence to analyze driver behaviors and determine a winner. Many modern cars have a monitoring system that keeps a close eye on the driver’s technique and sends out general recommendations to save fuel by promoting predictive driving behavior. The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) is taking this concept to a whole new level with its Smart Driving Challenge (SDC) that promotes safe driving in an eco-friendly manner using a highly advanced artificial intelligence system to determine the winner of a worldwide contest. SDC is currently being supported by 12 FIA clubs in a bid to promote drivers to focus more on keeping a safe distance from the car in front and to also accelerate and brake efficiently depending on the surrounding traffic conditions. The challenge also makes a point about staying focused at all times and changing speed and driving style based on traffic and weather. These are just some … [Read more...] about FIA Smart Driving Challenge: The Safest, Most Efficient Driver Wins